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I’m not sure what to call this technique, but I learned it at convention.  I was so inspired that I actually ordered window sheets.  I have completely avoided them until now.

So, without further ado,  here’s the finished card (it has been changed from the one they showed at convention.)

Window Sheet Tree Card

Window Sheet Tree Card

Here’s the one they showed us at convention.

Convention Window Sheet Card.

Convention Window Sheet Card.

Isn’t it so wonderful!

I made a few changes on mine – I didn’t have iridescent ice embossing powder, so I used dazzling diamonds – so the look  on mine is different.    I’ll be posting the directions for both, later this week.

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Sometimes it’s nice to be able to let a friend know how much they mean to you.  I was thinking about the great ladies I know on Stampin’ Addicts and those in my demonstrator group when I made this card.   It’s very simple and easy to make and so very springy!

Friendship Card

Friendship Card

Here’s the recipe for this card:

Stamp Sets:  Flower Fancy, Herb Expressions

Paper:  Gable Green, Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue

Ink:  Gable Green, Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue

Accessories:  Filigree Brads,  Earth Elements Brads

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I’m still broadcasting from sunny Destin, FL!  For some reason, I’m having a hard time making new projects.  The beach keeps calling my name!  I guess that’s what vacation is for – so here are a few more swaps from this month’s meeting all using the new set Circle Circus.

The first one was the most popular one at our meeting – and I can’t remember the name of the lady who made it!  Hopefully someone will tell me so I can put her name on here.  She really did a great job with this one.

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This one was done by Mona and also uses our top note die.

Mona's Card

Mona's Card

This one was done by Heather – it’s got a great fall feel to it.

Heather's Card

Heather's Card

Isn’t this set so versatile!  There are so many things you can do with it!

Well, back to the sun and surf!  More on Friday!

Dawnmarie

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Last night was our local demonstrators meeting.  Between the holiday, and having company, and getting ready to be out of town again, I was a little pressed for time to create my swaps.   Luckily, my first order from the new catalog arrived just in time!

I ended up playing with the new embossing folder – Elegant Bouquet – It is so easy to use and makes a great starting point.

Elegant Bouquet Cards

Elegant Bouquet Cards

I used some of our new In colors – Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry and random sentiments from the new set Teeny Tiny wishes.  I sanded the image after embossing, and used the white gel pen to  color the centers of the flowers.   The sentiments are layered using the small oval, large oval, and scalloped oval punches.

Here’s a close up of the card to show more of the embossing detail.

Melon Mambo Happy Birthday

Melon Mambo Happy Birthday

I’ve been looking for inspiration for my convention swaps that I absolutely must get started on soon!  Convention is just a few weeks away!   One of my favorite places to look for inspiration is on my fellow demo’s blogs.   I was looking through Paula’s blog  and found this absolutely cute peaks and valley card.  I think I will definitely have to try this for one of my convention swaps!

And here’s some other projects Paula’s done that use our new products!  These are so cute, I just had to share them!

Time to get off of here and get stampin’!

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The countdown has begun to Stampin’ Up!’s 2009 Convention!   This will be my first convention so I’m incredibly excited!  We stampers love to SWAP!  I’ve been told that there will be mad swapping going on in Salt Lake City in August.  That it starts as early as when you get to the airport in your home town (if there’s any fellow SU demos flying out at the same time).   Yesterday, I realized that it’s 7 WEEKS to convention!  AUGGH!  I haven’t started my swaps yet!

We’ve been doin g alot  of work around the house lately, so I haven’t had time to stamp –  Last night, I took the evening off to start working on ideas for my convention swaps.   I like the 3 cards I made, but I don’t think I like them for convention. lol.   These cards are pretty masculine and have  a fall feel to them.

I just got the set Lovely as a Tree (LAAT) –  I know, it’s been around for ever, but I was slow to get it.  It is in the new catalog so we have it for at least another year!  All of these cards use LAAT.   The sentiments in these cards are a preview of a new set “Teeny Tiny Wishes.”   It’s a great set with greetings for most occasions – It has 24 different greetings and they AREN’T double mounted!

So here’s card number 1:

LAAT Just for You Card

LAAT Just for You Card

The background for this card is Sahara Sand.  I took the small leaf stamp from LAAT and stamped a random pattern using Chocolate Chip, More Mustand, Mellow Moss and Dusty Durango (one of our new in colors!).   The main image is stamped in Mellow Moss on Very Vanilla cs and mounted on a layer of Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip.  I used the Small, Large, and Scallop Oval punches to create the layered sentiment.  I used Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.

Here’s card #2

LAAT Thank You Card

LAAT Thank You Card

This card uses one of our new in colors for it’s base:  Soft Suede.  Isn’t it a gorgeous brown!    The image again is from LAAT and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.   I used markers to ink the tree so that the trunk would stand out among the branches.   The trunk is soft suede (YES!  The in colors are available in Markers!!) and the branches are Old Olive  and the image is stamped on Very Vanilla.   The stamped image is layered on Old Olive and More Mustard cs.  The sentiment is stamped with Soft Suede and layered using the oval punches in card one.

Card # 3

LAAT Happy Retirement Card

LAAT Happy Retirement Card

I love this tree.  It makes me think of an old Oak tree sitting in the middle of a pasture surrounded by tall grass, and sometimes some cows wandering around.  This card shows Dusty Durango again – the ribbon is the new in color ribbon.  It’s polka dots on one side and plain on the other side, allowing it to be used for many different styles.  The tree is inked with markers, soft suede for the trunk and always artichoke for the leaves and stamped on Very Vanilla cs.  It’s layered on Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, and More Mustard.  The base of the card is Soft Suede.   The sentiment is Dusty Durango stamped on Very Vanilla and layered on More Mustard.

That’s all for today  for something old – the set Lovely as a Tree and something new – the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes, and 2 of our new In Colors, Soft Suede and Dusty Durango!

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One of my fellow demo’s husband was in a car wreck this week and just had surgery yesterday.   I really wanted to make a card for her, so I decided to try out the ink and water watercolor technique with this lovely flower from the Morning Soft set.   This set is on the last chance list, so it’s only available until June 30th!

Morning Glory Card

Morning Glory Card

I really like how it turned out.

Recipe:

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss Textured, Pacifi Point, Shimmery White   Ink:  Kiwi kiss, Pacific Point, Versamark   Accessories:  White Embossing Powder   Stamp Sets:  Morning Soft, Thoughts and Prayers.

Wondering how to do the Ink and Water technique?  Read on for instructions.    Take the piece of SHIMMERY WHITE and using your VERSAMARK pad and your white embossing powder, emboss the rose on the card stock. You can also use White craft ink and clear embossing

powder to achieve the same end result.  Protect your work surface with something water repellant.  If you are doing this in class, waxed paper works too and is a much cheaper alternative, however, don’t leave it wet on top of good paper, it will seep through, so get rid of the wet paper from the worktables as soon

as possible. Squeeze out a couple of drops of reinker.  And you need a spritzer bottle.  Spritze your paper so that there are little puddles of water in each petal on the flower. Using your aqua painter, pick up a little bit of one of the reinker colors and just touch it into one of the areas, it will run where the water is, but the embossed image should keep it contained inside the petal.

If it does not, you have too much water.  Work your way around the flower with light and dark colors. You should have a folded piece of paper towel beside you to clean off your brush before changing colors.  Sometimes the color will escape and run out, just like painting outside the lines, don’t worry about it, you are going to cut it out anyway.  This will take about 10 minutes to dry

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My Uncle Clint recently had surgery.  I’ve been thinking about him alot lately and wanted to let him know he was in my thoughts.  So I made him this card :

 

          I know it’s not really manly, but I thought it was pretty – It uses the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow CS, chocolate chip, mellow moss, and sage shadow ink, and the scallop edge punch. I stamped the branch on the envelope as well. I stamped the inside with a nice sentiment from the same set.        

                                                    
We’ll be making this card at my Stamp-A-Stack later this month! 

Hope you’re having a great week!

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